Saraswat Brahmin

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Saraswat Brahmins are Brahmins who lived on the banks of the former river Saraswati that once flowed in northern India. Their origin is considered to be from Central Asia and they followed a culture and religion which was similar to the Pre-Islamic era of Persia. Saraswats are considered among the oldest and most widespread community in India, still preserving their own culture. Around 2000 BC, the river Saraswati started drying and the Brahmins on its banks started migrating to other parts of India thereby forming sub-communities. They migrated into Kashmir, Punjab, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. This gave rise to many sub-communities in Saraswats, including

1.Kashmiri Saraswats2.Punjabi Saraswats3.Sind Saraswats4.Kutch Saraswats(found in Gujrat-Kutch, Mumbai)5.Rajasthan Saraswats6.Saraswat's from Uttarakhand7.Saraswat's from Uttar Pradesh8.Saraswat's from Konkan, Karnataka

The story of the migration of this community can be traced from Sintashta-Petrovka and Arkaim regions of modern Lower Central Russia near the border of Kazakhistan, though they are more likely from Central Asia. These migratory experiences were written and the scrolls can be found stored in the Partagali Mutt. These scrolls were studied by the Archaeological Survey of India for studying the theory of Saraswat migration. The community which was called Saraswat, as in "Saraswati Teeraya yasya tey" (meaning the people residing by the River Saraswati), spread to parts of modern...
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